My nephew culinary visit: day 2 / part 2 - John's pizzeria in Times Square, NYC, New York | I just want to eat!

Monday, November 4, 2013

My nephew culinary visit: day 2 / part 2 - John's pizzeria in Times Square, NYC, New York

image of John's pizzeria in Times Square, NYC, New York

That time, we wanted Valentin to try a good pizza. Not that where he lives there is none. In fact there is a large Italian community and lots of pizzerias. So, we decided to bring him to John's Pizzeria in Times Square. For the pizza, but mainly for the decor as this place, that opened in 1997, used to be the Gospel Tabernacle Church. 
image of ceiling at John's pizzeria in Times Square, NYC, New York

The decor is fantastic, especially the ceiling that was kept untouched. It is also a huge place, supposed to be the largest pizzeria in the US.
image of dining room at John's pizzeria in Times Square, NYC, New York

The place was packed (it was Saturday night around 8:30pm) and they sat us in one of the dark adjacent rooms. We decided to start with some chicken wings:
image of chicken wings at John's pizzeria in Times Square, NYC, New York

They were served with blue cheese sauce, full of blue cheese chunks, and celery. They were delicious, but I would have liked a little bit of kick to it. 

Then, we ordered two pizzas, small size that is six slices:
image of pizza at John's pizzeria in Times Square, NYC, New York

The top one was the pizza bianca, made with ricotta and mozzarella cheese (no tomato sauce).
image of pizza bianca or white at John's pizzeria in Times Square, NYC, New York

And the bottom one was the traditional, simply mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce:
image of traditional pizza at John's pizzeria in Times Square, NYC, New York

The crust was good, crispy and not floppy, with a nice char. My favorite was the pizza bianca that fortunately did not have garlic. I also appreciated that both pizza had lots of cheese.

We had a great time at John's Pizzeria. However, I would go there for the decor rather than the pizza where I would go to Luzzo's or Motorino. Last, I have to mention that the service was not that great; but I guess it is the price to pay when dining in Times Square...

Enjoy (I did)!

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